Barbera d'Alba Superiore Massucchi

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The Barbera grape made its first appearance in the Langhe region at the turn of the last century, soon after the reconstruction of the vineyards after the phylloxera epidemic. Barbera has well adapted to this environment and to its particular soil components.

Grape Variety: Barbera Geographical location: vineyards in Borgata Massucchi located in the surroundings of Perno under the municipality of Monforte d’Alba. 
Processing: the grapes are harvested only when fully matured and the vinification starts straight away when they get into the cellar. First it comes the destalking, soft pressing, follows a fermentation – which is tumultuous and takes place at about 28°C in stainless steel tanks – then it follows the maceration. This consists in leaving the must in contact with the skins and pips – according to the tradition. After racking, the ideal conditions for a perfect malolactic fermentation are created in the cellar. 
Maturation and aging: the wine matures in big Slavonian oak barrels for 12 months – which give it good balance, ripe tannins and a delicate and captivating bouquet; a short aging in the bottle follows before being sold. The Barbera Superiore has a good aging potential. 
Characteristics: ruby red colour with garnet nuances that intensify with aging; it has a delicate, intense, full-bodied and lingering nose; warm, full-bodied, complex, dry and harmonious taste.
Serving temperature: 16°-18°C

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Bibenda 2014 No media download found.
Vini d'Italia - Gambero Rosso 2014 No media download found.
I vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro 2014 No media download found.
Vitae - La guida vini 2013 No media download found.
Bibenda 2013 No media download found.
I vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro 2013 86 No media download found.
Annuario dei migliori vini italiani - Luca Maroni 2013 86 No media download found.
I Vini Buoni d'italia 2013 No media download found.
Vitae - La guida vini 2012 No media download found.
James Suckling 2012 87 No media download found.